Microsoft Execs: Tough Times Demand Tough Cybersecurity Efforts

Data security breaches have become a significant issue for companies large and small, and the problem stands to only grow as more devices and applications are being used inside and outside companies’ facilities to access corporate data, according to Microsoft executives speakin... More

VR Roundup: Watch the Rio Olympics in Virtual Reality

Is virtual reality going to be the next big thing in how we watch live sports? The immersive technology gets its chance to play on the big stage next month when NBC will offer VR programming at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Hundreds of millions of people are expected to wat... More

Inaugural Rights & Metadata Madness Event To Tackle Rights Management, Contracts

At the inaugural “Rights & Metadata Madness: Where Legal Meets the Digital Supply Chain” event July 20 in New York City, the current state of media and entertainment content rights will be one of the lead topics, with a series of legal and digital supply chain experts sharing... More

Sony: Connected Devices, OTT Services Boosting TV Viewing, Content Demand

Sony Entertainment is benefiting from the increased popularity of connected devices and growing number of over-the-top (OTT) TV and digital music services, company executives said June 29 at its investor day in Tokyo. The company also expects to benefit from an expanding internat... More

Sony: More to VR than Games

Although Sony’s initial virtual reality (VR) focus is aimed squarely at the video game market with the PlayStation VR (PS VR) headset for the PlayStation 4 (PS4), the company sees potential for other applications, including live sports and education. That’s according to An... More

M&E Journal: Decoding the Intricate Web of Related Title Master Data

By Nimish Gupta, Director Product Management, Riversand Technologies Digital is the main reason just over half the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since the year 2000! Luckily, the M&E industry has been at the forefront of the move to digital. A majority of m... More

Adult Entertainment Companies Get On VR Bandwagon

It’s no secret that the adult entertainment industry has historically experimented with and adapted new video formats and interactive technologies early on, even helping to drive the popularity of some of them (see VHS). Now, a growing number of adult entertainment companies... More

Solekai Chosen by Pure Flix for Analytics, Mobile App Support

By Chris Tribbey Software design services and tech integration company Solekai Systems has been chosen by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Pure Flix Entertainment to analyze user trends on PureFlix.com, and help plan a road-map and tech developments for Pure Flix’s mobile app. Sol... More

Analyst: Contrast in SVOD Original Movie Ratings

When Netflix released its first exclusive feature film, “Beasts of No Nation,” in October 2015, it received solid reviews. But since then, Netflix’s original movies have had a rough time with reviewers, with “The Ridiculous Six,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II,”... More

MPAA: Early ‘Trusted Notifier’ Anti-Piracy Results Promising

By Chris Tribbey In February, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced a partnership with Donuts Inc., which operates close to 200 domain name extensions, including .MOVIE and .THEATER. The deal put the MPAA down as a “trusted notifier” for Donuts-oper... More

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